Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cookies and I'M SORRY!!

First off I want to say I'm so sorry for not posting anything in FOREVER. As most of you know we are expecting our first baby in Feb. so my energy has dropped and with the holidays, it's just crazy. I will try my best to get a recipe up at least once or twice a month, but really my goal is weekly. So please don't leave keep checking in on me and I promise to get better at this!! =) So onto a recipe......Christmas Cookies!!!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 Hersheys Kisses
1/2 Cup Shortening
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/3 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup Packed light brown sugar
2-Tablespoons Milk
1-teaspoon Vanilla
1-1/2 Cups Flour
1-teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Extra granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
About 4 dozen cookies.